Both I and my brother, would stand as proof that your Doc could have a flawed attitude.
Neither had ANY symptoms.
Neither had anything to show via the DRE. ( Totally Normal feel )
Both had G7 cancers.
The Bro would have been dismissed to "Watch and Wait", except that I had already been cut !
When the DRE Doc heard that I had been cut, he dismissed caution and demanded a biopsy.
BUT - this is not quite the same issue as you are asking !"My doctor instists on this (DRE) and says that if anything starts growing he will be able to feel it. "
I would think that the only thing that would be feeling after an RP, would be the sharp pricks from all the bloody surgical clips.. Gee they annoy at times !"I told him that if the cancer has grown big enough to be felt my psa would be off the charts."
I would agree with that suggestion, and especially with your having the "Zero-Club Membership".
I think your Doc loves you ! .. . HeHe !
Nov 2009 = First-PSA 5.3 @ 60yo - Asymptomatic - DRE-Non-Palpable
Jan-'10 = TRUS Bx DX - AC T1c - GS(3+3)=6 , 5 & 45% max., L-MidZone
May-'10 = RRP-Nrv-Spare
Post Op. GS(3+4)=7, 1.1cm3, Pos Margins, EPE (focal) Lateral Left
MI(xtensive) Post, Grade3 x 8mm
+8week PSA<0.01, ED-85%, Incont-30%
+16W PSA<0.01, ED -85%, Cont -5%
+17W First 'DRY' day. ED -90%
+26W ED -60%
Post Edited (BuiDoi) : 1/5/2011 2:45:52 AM (GMT-7)